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Old 11-04-2009, 11:44 AM
Location: Seattle
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We just returned from NYC. I was one of the people "all a knew about NYC, was from the movies etc"

COMPLETELY UNTRUE. In a week, we never ran into any "rude" New Yorkers, everyone was polite and friendly. We were out at all hours, walking around and in the subway. We are from the Seattle area. I felt safer there, waling around on the street at 11 at night, or in the subway at 5 in the morning or 12 at night, than i do in downtown Seattle on 2nd ave at 11 at night.

We never saw any racial issues going on anywhere.

There are police almost everywhere, all the time, and there are people everywhere almost all the time. The only crime related thing i saw was when we were down by the courhouse a police car drove by with a guy in the back.

You dont need a car, especaily in the city. We took the subway around town, and used a black car to and from the airport. I cant imagine even driving around there, especially when you dont really know the streets, as there are a lot of one way streets.

As far as what to do, well. What we did...

Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island

Empire State Building

NBC Tours

Downtown, Uptown, Brooklyn tours

Walked around a lot and saw

Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station at rush hr. Harlem, the Apollo Theater. Walked across the Brookly Bridge over to Fulton Ferry Park. Time Square at night. I walked over to the United Nations building, Took the subway to Coney Island to see it. Wall Street and the Financial District. Central Park.

There is so much to do, we didnt get a chance to do everything we wanted.

Dont question the city just go, its a friggen awsome city and New Yorkers are proud of where they live. So much good food and so many things to see.

I cant wait to go back. We are going back next October as a matter of fact.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:53 AM
Location: Seattle
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If you interested here are some pictures, I took a bunch on tours, but also just average street scenes too, just walking around. There are 3 albums

The first has night shots, view shots and Statue of Liberty and interior building shots.

the second has Central Park and building architecture shots from the older buildings

the third has street scenes, and movie/tv exterior shots

Album 1 http://s572.photobucket.com/albums/s...20York%20City/

Album 2 http://s572.photobucket.com/albums/s...rk%20City%202/

Album 3 http://s572.photobucket.com/albums/s...20%20City%203/
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